For Secret Music's eleventh release, we are proud to present the debut EP for . – a collaborative project between Stephane Lefrancois, Elle Holgate and Tariq Ibrahim (aka S L F, E11E and Bazaar) in which the threesome take techno into the realm of the esoterica and enlightenment.
The Portal is a cinematic journey through space and out of time. Elle's mysterious vocals provide the metaphysical doorway into layers of tribal, live drums, an evocatively deep bass line, driving, oscillating synths and an existential message. A soundtrack to a soaring psychedelic trip into oneself, this track captures the zeitgeist for intelligent and musical electronic music. 'Esoteric Techno' that not only makes your body move, it elevates the mind.
Jameson Gilvarry's remix anchors the original into a solid, grounding 4 on the floor feel, with a syncopated rhythm, deeper bass line and recurring, ambient guitar licks. The vocals swirl around in this off-the-cuff arrangement, while rounded synths poke out from the ether.
Into The Light is a deep, groovy house track featuring Elle's signature vocals, both engaging and evocative. This one's an enigmatic and sexy groover, with subtle melodies set to a straightforward beat, solid bass line and atmospheric layers to lose yourself in. 'One light, two bodies and a third eye' Into The Light hints at .'s subliminal recurring themes of psychedelic hedonism, metaphysical journeys and spiritual ascension through dance music.
S L F's Afro Mix turns the original into an infectious dance floor monster, with syncopated drums backed up by a classic house beat, an ear catching bass line and vocal loops riding throughout. This classic S L F remix takes Into The Light into tribal territory, known to transport dance-floors to new dimensions of abandon and frenzied dancing. Distributed By Symphonic Distribution –